The National Renal Administrators Association is gearing up for education programs in the next two weeks that will help independent dialysis providers better understand how they can be a part of the integrated care movement.

The Integrated Care Model, ESCOs and Envisioning the Future

A strategic webinar for the independent provider

Integrated care has a significant role in the future of the dialysis industry and involves taking responsibility for coordination of all care received by patients with kidney disease, beginning well before the commencement of dialysis. It also includes a strong patient education component. In this webinar, the NRAA and the Renal Services Exchange will help educate NRAA members on how to participate in a broader approach to integrated care and provide support to members who are considering forming or participating in ESRD Seamless Care Organizations.

Date: Feb. 4 (requires NRAA membership), 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET

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Integrated care and ESRD Seamless Care Organizations: What an independent provider needs to know about participating in an ESCO

Dates: Feb. 17-18

Location: Grand Hyatt Dallas Fort Worth, 2337 South International Parkway, Dallas

Open to NRAA and non-NRAA members

Registration fees: NRAA member: $150; non-member: $300

Registration fee includes all workshop materials and meals

In this two-day workshop, the NRAA and RSE will provide an in-depth look at integrated care and ESCOs. Topics will include the role of the CMS Innovation Center (CMMI) in health care reform, expectations of the ESCO Demonstration, an overview of the ESCO application and requirements for participation, and a review of infrastructure considerations and partnership models.

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